Manitowoc Halloween festival not sitting well with some
10:57 PM, Oct 6, 2017
3:02 PM, Oct 7, 2017
MANITOWOC, Wis. -- The first weekend of October marks Windigo Fest.
It’s filled with costumes along with some Halloween music. Organizers say it's a way to bring another attraction to the city of Manitowoc, but not everyone is celebrating.
"Bringing this into town is welcoming the devil,” said Jody Dubinsky.
Windigo Fest is named after a character in a Native American Folklore.
"It kind of goes a long with Manitowoc, because it's a Native American word, you know, it's kind of a Great Lakes legend, so we decided to use that, because it was brandable,” said Dawn Dabeck, organizer and Pres. Of Windigo Society.